In response to the failure of the UN Security Council to extend the authorisation of the humanitarian cross-border aid route to Syria, ActionAid has joined hundreds of other organisations to express concern.
Racha Nasreddine, Regional Director of ActionAid Arab Region, said:
“We're incredibly concerned to see Russia veto this aid route which provides lifesaving support to millions of people in need in Northwest Syria affected by twelve years of conflict and protracted crisis. Syrians are struggling and an extension is vital to ensuring sustainable humanitarian assistance continues.
“This is a glaring example of putting politics above the lives of people in need. It is a morally deplorable move that disregards the urgent need for humanitarian aid for more than four million people.”
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Notes to Editors
To read the statement by NGO Forums representing over 100 Syrian and international humanitarian organisations condemn click here.
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